Skiers and snowboarders flocked to ski resorts in Scotland this weekend after freezing weather created perfect winter sports conditions.

Parts of Britain experienced the coldest night in three years, with temperatures in some parts of the country plummeting to minus 15 degrees Celsius.

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People use ski lifts to get to the top of the slopes at the Lecht ski centre in Tomintoul, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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A skier enjoys the winter conditions at the Lecht ski centre in the Cairngorms, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Ben Lomond is tinted pink by the sun's rays as viewed from Duncryne in Gartochran, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Sheep shelter at the snow-covered roadside on the A939 between Cockbridge and Tomintoul, ScotlandJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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Two dogs play together in the snow near Pitlochry, ScotlandRussell Cheyne/Reuters
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The Cairngorm mountains (Carn Liath on the right) are blanketed with deep snow near Blair Atholl, ScotlandRussell Cheyne/Reuters
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A man walks along the A62 during a heavy snow shower in Oldham, northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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An ostrich shelters from the snow on a farm in the Chiltern Hills at Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire, EnglandEddie Keogh/Reuters
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Deer rut in frost-covered bracken in Richmond Park, London, EnglandRob Stothard/Getty images
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A horse stands in a snow-covered field above Castleshaw Lower Reservoir near Oldham, in northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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Sunlight breaks through the clouds to illuminate a wind farm surrounded by snow-covered hills near the village of Delph, in northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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Two walkers make their way through snow along the Oldham Way in northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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A snow-covered house and hillside are reflected in Castleshaw Upper Reservoir near the village of Delph, in northern EnglandOli Scarff/AFP
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Ice patterns form on Brunclough Reservoir in Saddleworth, near Oldham, EnglandDave Thompson/Getty Images
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A man loads his shotgun as he hunts on a mountain near the village of Glenravel in Northern IrelandCathal McNaughton/Reuters